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Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty present award to Lady Gaga at Grammys

Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty present award to Lady Gaga at Grammys

Things can't get much better for Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty. 

Just one week ago, they helped the Patriots secure their sixth Super Bowl title, with Edelman being named Super Bowl MVP. 

This week, they're in Los Angeles for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, presenting a Grammy to Lady Gaga. 

The pair were greeted with a solid mix of cheers and boos from the LA crowd, which comes as no surprise. 

McCourty made light of the moment and joked, "LA, thank you for your cheers. Also, thank you for your boos. I appreciate you supporting your community." 

Edelman was sporting a new look, as he recently shaved off his lengthy beard during The Ellen Show to raise money for The Boys and Girls Club of Boston

Not only did the two teammates make an appearance, they got to present an award to one of the biggest stars of 2018, Lady Gaga, who won the Grammy for her performance in "A Star is Born".

You can watch their full presentation here

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Gallery: New England Patriots offseason arrivals and departures

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Gallery: New England Patriots offseason arrivals and departures

Every summer, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are tasked with building a roster around Tom Brady that can compete for a Super Bowl. This summer is no different for the defending champions. 

They've lost key pieces, like superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski, who retired after nine seasons in New England. They've reunited with some familiar facesn like Ben Watson, Michael Bennett and Jamie Collins. They've added wide receivers old (Demaryius Thomas) and wide receivers new (Dontrelle Inman). 

They've made trades, signed free agents, and taken some flyers. Some will pan out, but many won't. 

Check out this guide on who's left the team, and how the Pats have replaced them. 

Odell Beckham Jr. cites Tom Brady as example of racial double standard

Odell Beckham Jr. cites Tom Brady as example of racial double standard

Odell Beckham Jr. and Tom Brady are two of the NFL's most competitive players, but Beckham sees a double standard in how that competitiveness is perceived.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, Beckham used Brady as an example of what he believes is a racial double standard in the sport. The Browns wide receiver points out while he often faces criticism for wearing his emotions on his sleeve, Brady is praised for doing the same thing.

“Race plays into everything, whether we want to believe it or not," Beckham told GQ. "I remember posting a video of me and Tom Brady, and I hate to even bring him in this, but he’s passionate. He cares—he wouldn’t still be playing if he didn’t care for the game the way that he did today. He throws a cup, he yells at referees, he yells at his coach. It’s because he cares that bad. He wants to win that bad. Now, because he has won six Super Bowls they validate him and say, 'He’s won six Super Bowls.' I want to win the same way he wants to win. Whether I hit a kicking net or whether I do whatever. I want to win that bad. I care about winning more than anything. I didn’t get into this to celebrate and score touchdowns. I didn’t get into this for followers for Instagram. It’s, like, you’ve built a monster, but now you’re upset at the one you built. Why are you mad at me? While I’m playing football, I’m not holding a camera on myself. Everything is about what you show the world. I get my free time 16 times a year, hopefully, plus a few games when we make the playoffs. I get 16 times to do this. There are 365 days in a year. You’re controlling my freedom. This is my joy, this is my time.”

Beckham doesn't hold back when asked about the racial double standard, nor has he held back discussing his rocky tenure with the Giants. The 26-year-old also mentioned in the GQ interview he mulled retirement during his time with New York.

Now with Cleveland, Beckham has a clean slate and a real chance to make a run at the playoffs in 2019. You can bet his passion will remain the same, regardless of the double standard that may exist.

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